Who: Abid Ali Neemuchwala
What: Appointed as CEO by Wipro
When: 4 January 2016
IT giant Wipro, India’s third largest IT services exporter, on 4 January 2016 appointed current Chief Operating Officer (COO) Abid Ali Neemuchwala as the Chief Executive Officer (CEO) and member of the board.
On the other hand, the current CEO T K Kurien was elevated as its new executive vice-chairman. Both the changes will be effective 1 February 2016.
It is the first time in Wipro’s history that the CEO has been elevated to the role of vice-chairman.
As the CEO of Wipro, Neemuchwala will handle global infrastructure services, business application services, business process services and advanced technology solutions. He will also be responsible for business operations, strategic engagements, advisor relationships and strategic marketing.
About Abid Ali Neemuchwala
• Neemuchwala had joined Wipro as COO in April 2015.
• Prior to Wipro, he held a long tenure of over 23 years with Tata Consultancy Services (TCS).
• In TCS, he headed the business process services unit of India’s biggest outsourcer.
• He obtained an engineering degree in electronics and communication from NIT, Raipur and holds a master’s degree in industrial management from IIT Mumbai.